Was Genghis Khan the rich richest man ever? But what about Jeff Bezos-the founder of Amazon, whose net worth is $174.4 billion is the richest person in 2020. The very next name of the richest people in the world to appear in the mind is Bill Gates. Gates once the richest person in the world is down in the list of richest persons in the world from 1995 to 1999. This makes us there might be some richest man in history before him a well. However, people from history may be titled as the richest man ever lived or richest man to ever live. As the richest people in the world ever may not survive, as if they were alive today then they might be more than hundreds of years life. As the average life lifespan of human beings is not so high. There has been the richest person in the history of each era. Moreover, not much precise we have the record from the year 1459, Jakob Fugger verily can be said as the first richest person ever.
This seems quite interesting and excites us to know who was the richest man ever lived in the time of our grandparents. We have gathered all the most specific information about the richest man ever lived in history to yet who is yet.
Augustus Caesar – Richest man ever lived in 63 BC- 14 AD.
Augustus Caesar in charge of an empire holding the account of 25% to 30% of the world’s economic output in his time. Caesar’s wealth is immensely astonishing at $4.6 trillion. His personal wealth was equivalent to one-fifth of his empire’s economy. As this fact is of extremely ancient times, thus Augustus Caesar’s accomplishments last in the world in face of Augustus Caesar statue in different historical areas.
Emperor Shenzong; Legend of Song Dynasty worth $30+ trillion:
Shezong too holds 25%- 30% of global GDP from 1048 to 1085. Moreover, China’s Song Dynasty is considered the most economically powerful empires of all time. It was depicted that his dynasty to be the centralized and most dominant one in the future, he ruled the ‘Peaceful Prosperity’, that worth equivalent to $30+ trillion today. You would hardly find anyone richest man in the world today with this wealth.
Mansa Mali I of Mali – Truly Richest Person Ever lived:
The ruler of the Malian Empire, Mansa Musa I of Mali was born in 1280 is the richest person who ever lived in the world. Mansa Musa’s wealth was the result of the product and trade of salt and gold. Surprisingly it was enough to supply more than half of the world at this time. Mansa Musa died in 1337, after that his heirs got all the wealth. However, the family could protect Mansa Musa’s net worth for the next two lines only. Mansa Musa Hajj is a remarkable history for the Muslim community, he made a 4000-mile pilgrimage to Mecca.
It is reported that his family was the Rothschild Family known as the ‘most successful banking family’ of history. In fact, they are the runner of the richest man ever lived. The historians and Economists have very estimated Mansa Musa net worth, however, not exact but it is $400 billion.
John D. Rockefeller – First Richest Person to reach US$ 1 Billion:
John D. Rockefeller was the first person to reach a nominal person having the wealth of US$ 1 billion. However, this was equal to US$ 16 billion in 2019. He left this world just two months prior to his 98th birthday. In today’s dollars, Rockefeller’s net worth is about $340 billion. The source of John D. Rockefeller wealth this standard oil, dominated American Oil production, etc. Standard Oil is split into smaller companies. The child companies recognized today are Amoco, Chevron Conoco, and ExxonMobil.
Andrew Carnegie – The Bobbin Boy
A young boy named Bobbin boy starts working in a textile mill when he was only 13 years old. He could only earn $2 by spooling thread for 12 hours and 6 days a week. After that when he was at the age of 16, Carnegie was turned into a telegraph messenger, however, later on into a telegraph operator. Carnegie could learn the ins and outs of railroad business from Pennsylvania Railroad Company when he was employed as a personal assistant to Thomas Scott.
Andrew Carnegie took his next step when he was 20 and invested $500 for 10% shares of Adams Express Company. This wise investment handsomely paid him and he kept on understanding the market. Thus, when he was 30, he with exact calculation expanded his investment to ironworks, steamers, railroads, and oil well.
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The source that made Carnegie the richest man ever lived in history, was this steel empire with which he becomes the world’s largest manufactures of steel rails, pig iron, and coke.
Then in 1901, he retired and sold his shares, John Pierpont Morgan, nearly for more than $225 million. The payment was made in the form of gold-bonds. The astonishing part of the story, when the bonds were delivered there was a special vault physically built in the house.
At the time of his death, Carnegie gave away 90% of his fortune that his more than $350 million. He can be called True Richest man ever lived in history as he made all his fortune with great hard work` and efforts. Carnegie didn’t belong to any rich ancestors or got inherited business set up. In 2019, Andrew Carnegie’s net worth was about $372 billion.
Jakob Fugger the Rich – One of the richest man ever lived;
Fugger the Rich was a German Merchant and banker. Jacob Fugger’s descendants are known as the Jacob family today are spread across Europe. At a time, Fugger Family Tree was a monopolistic hold on the European copper market. To keep the Fugger Family Tree going at the point of his death, bequeathed Fugger bank and company assets to Fugger Nephew Anton Fugger. All these assets at that time were totaling about 2,032,652 gold pennies.
The Fugger family net worth today is about $400 billion. Is the Fugger family still rich? The answer is simple from the title he was known as Fugger “the rich”.
Joseph Stalin – Richest Man who controlled the wealth of the country:
Joseph Stalin’s rise of power who controlled the largest economics in the world. However, it is an impossible task to separate Joseph Stalin’s wealth to be separated from that of the Soviet Union. The USSR’s economic control made Joseph Stalin the richest person in the world. Exactly three years before Stalin’s death, USSR was 9.5% of global economic output. To imagine Stalin’s power, it is said that he controlled 1/6th of the land surface of the planet without any kind of check balance. He is considered as the richest person in the terms Joseph Stalin- the definition of wealth.
Alan Rufus – Richest man ever lived in England:
How did Alan Rufus get rich? Alan Rufus joined his uncle in the Norman conquest. Rufus died with a wealth of £11,000 according to the authors of The Richest of the Rich; Philip Beresford and Bill Rubinstein. His wealth amounted to about 7% of England’s GDP at that time. Making it more precise, the amount was $194 billion in 2018 dollars.
Jeffrey Bezos – The richest man in Modern History:
Bezos’s net worth for the first time on November 24, 2017, was of $100 billion. Thus, Jeffrey Bezos was formally designated as the richest person in the world by Forbes on Mach 6, 2018. Forbes Wealth index appeared his names as the first centi-billionaire and considered him as the “Richest Person of modern history”. Moreover, Bezos’s net worth in July 2018 was increased up to $150 billion. And the Jeffrey Bezos net worth 2020 is raised more to $183.6 billion. Bezos source of wealth his American multinational technology company Amazon.com.
Genghis Khan – The Richest Person whose wealth cannot be calculated;
Genghis Khan’s height stretched from China to Europe comprising called the leader of the Mongol Empire. There are several scholars and great powers that say that Genghis Khan’s wealth is never hoarded.
However, the author of Genghis Khan and the Making of Modern World- Jack Weatherford, explains that these Mongol soldiers were banned from personal loot. Whereas, when an area was conquered, all the possessions were distributed among the military and their families.
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Genghis Khan was born as wool ger and even died as a wool ger. He did not spend on building places for himself or family, no temples, no tomb yet not even a house. Besides, the population in the northeast is verily said to belong to the ‘Golden family’ and called the Genghis Khan’s descendants.
Thus, are just are very few remarkable names of the richest man ever lived in history or yet alive. We hardly have very few to be alive having their names on the list of richest persons in the world. We can even predict to have more names added to this list. As the competition of money is running quite quickly, so people are putting their best efforts in this long run.